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Letters from a Killer (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  1998 (Mexico)
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A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally ... See full summary »

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A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders which he did not commit. With the help of his former prison guard, he once again sets out to clear his name. Written by J. R. Grant

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During filming on 9 May 1997, Patrick Swayze broke both legs and tore four tendons in his shoulder when his horse threw him into a tree. He said he grabbed the horse's mane and flipped himself around so that he wouldn't hit the tree with his head. See more »

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Performed by Mr. Dyer's Daughters
Written by Elsa J. Dyer (as Elsa Dyer), Linda J. Dyer (as Linda Dyer), Sonja L. Dyer (as Sonja Dyer),
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The voice on this tape might kill you.
7 January 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A very interesting story line that comes up short in the dialogue. The suspense is luke warm, but it keeps you hanging until the end. Race Darnell(Patrick Swayze)is in prison, falsely convicted of killing his wife. While in prison he writes a best seller and corresponds via tape cassette with four different women. Just before being released, two of his tapes are switched causing him death threats.

Swayze seems to have lost his macho swagger, for this movie at least. He comes across as a victim, not the hero he usually plays. One of the women he toyed with on tape is Gia Carides. She is lovely and I would personally like to see more of her. I'm sorry I haven't noticed her until now. She probably has the best acted role in the movie. Roger E. Mosley plays the prison warden that befriends Swayze.

Also featured are Bruce McGill and Kim Myers. Swayze fans will watch this with jaded interest. There are just enough plot twists to make a decent movie.


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